Brooklyn Courier

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Williamsburg

If this is ‘School’ sign us up!

It may be the strangest summer program for kids and adults in Brooklyn — but it’s also the must fun. Comment.
Williamsburg

Game on! Outside grant paves way for city to fix McCarren courts

Game. Set. Resurface! Comment.
Williamsburg

‘Jelly’ rolled as office is burglarized!

JellyNYC may own summer in Williamsburg, but an enterprising thief now owns JellyNYC’s computer. Comment.
Williamsburg

Pier pressure in Greenpoint

The city is going to install a new public pier at the end of Java Street in Greenpoint, plus bring in new ferry service. Comment.
Williamsburg

You’ll be dying to get into this bar in an old coffin factory

If you’re dying for a drink, there’s only one place to get it: At the new bar and music venue in a former coffin shop in East Williamsburg. Comment.
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Can this high-power couple become more energy-efficient?

Talk about a green party. Comment.
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The Saturday feature: She turned her roof into a farm!

A tree may indeed grow in Brooklyn — but Frieda Lim is using her Gowanus rooftop to grow lemon verbena, echinacia, tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplant and other delicious produce. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Have you robbed the Muffin Man, the Muffin Man, the Muffin Man?

A creep broke into the Dumbo Muffin coffee shop on Pearl Street and stole a stunning amount of stuff worth over $17,000 on July 18. Comment.
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Suspect: The Hamburglar

77th Precinct Comment.
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Cash and scary

76th Precinct Comment.
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Lookout, lady! Van Brunt is hard to cross

Red Hookers are in for a dangerous summer, as the city has said it will not re-paint faded crosswalks on busy Van Brunt street until the fall. Comment.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

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Red Hook camp kids denied access to their own hood’s pool!

School’s out for summer — and the pool’s out for some Red Hook campers as well. Comment.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Williamsburg

Help save Will, the abused dog

A crazed Williamsburg woman took her anger out on her dog last Wednesday, slamming the puppy to the ground and declaring herself “the Queen of Brooklyn,” according to witnesses. Comment.
Williamsburg

Will somebody please take Steve Levin’s petitions?

Councilman Steve Levin should have worn his running shoes to work on Tuesday — because he spent part of the afternoon chasing around the managers of a luxury condo building that recently fired two workers who claim they were just trying to form a union. Comment.
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In Slope, MTA bus cuts cause double trouble on Seventh Avenue

Last month’s MTA service reductions seemed to have a silver lining for Park Slopers, as two bus lines were poised to service busy Seventh Avenue — but it turns out that the buses are running consecutively rather than on a staggered schedule. Comment.
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And what’s the deal with this useless bus shelter?

Somebody at the MTA didn’t get the memo! Comment.
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THEY HAD TO DIE! Feds try to explain their geese massacre

Federal officials are fighting back against the notion that the geese of Prospect Park were needlessly sent to the gas chamber, insisting that the birds that were snuffed out on July 8 are exactly the kinds of fowl that strike planes near New York airports. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Cop surrenders in hit-and-run

An 84th Precinct cop who rammed his police cruiser into a 61-year-old bicyclist as he blew through a red light in DUMBO — then failed to report what happened in the June 14 incident — was arrested on Tuesday. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Bus-ted (again)! Correction vehicles are still cramming Court Street

After our reporters repeatedly caught drivers from the Brooklyn House of Detention filling up spaces on Court Street near the Atlantic Avenue lockup, a department official told us it “won’t happen again.” Comment.
Williamsburg

Vito to rivals: You want a spot on the ballot? Fight for it

Kings County Democratic Party Chairman Vito Lopez has a message for insurgent party members: the fight is on. Comment.
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Pump it up! New system will help stanch the stink in the Gowanus

A temporary system that will pump oxygen into the Gowanus Canal will also inject recreational opportunities along the still-fetid waterway, officials insisted this week. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Downtown boosters high on City Point project

Workers finally broke ground on Monday on the long-stalled retail center that’s supposed to be the savior of the Fulton Mall. Comment.
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Johnny Cash and carry

76th Precinct Comment.
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Report: Housing price increases not ‘Historic’

There’s no evidence housing prices rise in desirable neighborhoods just because they are officially named a historic district, a report by the Independent Budget Office found. Comment.
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City wants second Carroll Gardens historic district

The city is moving ahead with a controversial plan to establish a second historic district in Carroll Gardens — a plan that critics say would only make it more expensive to preserve the very buildings that the city hopes to save. Comment.
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Tree branch madman is caught! Arborsault ends for now

A serial tree branch breaker in Crown Heights and Prospect Heights is finally in custody — bringing an end to a months-long reign of arborsault the likes of which Brooklyn has never seen. Comment.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Williamsburg

Water? It’ll cost you at JellyNYC pool parties

Water, water everywhere — but you have to pay to drink it. Comment.

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